Hon. James C. Chalfant
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County


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Attorney Average Rating:   7.6 - 15 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 rating(s)


General Rating Criteria

* Temp. Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Sch. Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Indu. Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Comp. Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punct. Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* Ab-Pr. General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* Ab-Tr. General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flex Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
    

Criminal Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cr. Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Bail General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Plea Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
Inc.-Pr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-Tr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-S. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cv. Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Settle Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
Inc. General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
    
  

General Rating Criteria

Criminal Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Civil Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDate*Temp.*Sch.*Indu.*Comp.*Punct.*Ab-Pr.*Ab-Tr.Flex
Civil Litigation - Govt.3253201/23/2015151 1151
Civil Litigation - Private3252901/23/201591010101010 10
Civil Litigation - Private3205001/05/2015        
Civil Litigation - Private3197001/01/201511211021 
Civil Litigation - Private3129011/26/2014101010101010  
Criminal Defense Lawyer2843707/28/20149910910101010
Civil Litigation - Private2812307/16/20141010101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private2681805/06/2014910101091010 
Civil Litigation - Private2637104/05/201410   1010  
Civil Litigation - Private2530502/21/2014109101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private2312909/01/2013211151  
Civil Litigation - Private1978001/29/2013        
Civil Litigation - Private1525706/01/2012910101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private1496205/16/201245555555
Criminal Defense Lawyer1364602/22/201277 8    
Civil Litigation - Private206606/08/2008999999 6
Criminal Defense Lawyer167202/27/2008510101091093
Category Average  7.07.67.57.98.47.77.87.2
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
32532      
32529      
32050      
319701     
31290      
28437      
28123      
26818      
26371      
25305      
23129      
19780      
15257      
14962      
13646      
2066      
1672      
 1.0     
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
325321  2.1
3252910  9.9
32050   0.0
319701112.2
3129010  10.0
2843710  9.6
2812310101010.0
268189  9.6
2637110 510.0
2530510 109.9
231291111.7
19780   0.0
1525710259.9
149625 54.9
136467 77.3
20668698.9
167251038.5
 7.15.05.66.7

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Litigant1384303/08/20122529  Read Comment
Category Average